Category: Kharabagh

Soirée Raises $220,000 for Clearing Landmines in Karabakh

Soirée Raises $220,000 for Clearing Landmines in Karabakh

WINCHESTER, Mass. — A dinner party on Saturday, June 10, at the home of Raffi and Nina Festekjian, raised $220,000 for Halo Trust’s Safe Steps for the People of Karabakh Campaign, surpassing expectations by the organizers. The goal is to demine the entirety of Artsakh by 2020. The Festekjians are the co-chairs of the campaign. Raffi […]

Artsakh to Cultivate Caviar

Artsakh to Cultivate Caviar

STEPANAKERT (Public Radio of Armenia) — The caviar factory in Artsakh’s Martakert region is planning to produce 15-20 tons of black caviar yearly.  “The caviar has already passed scrutiny by a leading international company,” Prime Minister Arayik Harutyunyan said at a press conference this week. He said despite a number of economic problems Artsakh has […]

ICG: Armenia, Azerbaijan closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at Any Time Since 1994

ICG: Armenia, Azerbaijan closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at Any Time Since 1994

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) — The former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan are closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at any point since a ceasefire brokered more than 20 years ago, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said. Fighting between ethnic Azeris and Armenians first erupted in 1991 and a ceasefire was agreed in […]

NK Conflict Has no Military Solution

NK Conflict Has no Military Solution

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The preservation of the status qua in Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone is unacceptable, but at the same time the conflict has no military solution and must be settled only through peaceful negotiations, Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament David McAllister told the reporters on May 25. “All the European institutions share the opinion that the preservation of the status qua in Nagorno Karabakh is unacceptable, but this conflict has no military solution. A speedy political solution meeting the international norms is necessary. The EU has not an active role in the settlement of this conflict, but we support all the efforts aimed at finding a diplomatic solution. Therefore, the European Union will continue fully supporting the mediation efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, one of which is EU member,  France,” McAllister said. He stated that the conflicting sides must respect their commitments of preserving the ceasefire and finding a negotiated settlement of the conflict. “We are concerned with the continuing arms race, military rhetoric and the repeated incidents on the contact line claiming lives from both sides. The EU encourages the sides to start negotiations without preconditions in line with the calls of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs,” McAllister said.

First Aurora Prize Laureate Marguerite Barankitse Visits Armenia

First Aurora Prize Laureate Marguerite Barankitse Visits Armenia

YEREVAN (Mediamax) —  First Aurora Prize Laureate Marguerite Barankitse has paid a visit to Armenia. First she visited the Tsitsernakaberd monument and laid flowers at the eternal flame. “I haven’t come here as a victim, I came as with hope and sunlight in the darkness. I am convinced that love will always win. I see […]

HALO Trust Working on Clearing Artsakh of All Mines by 2020

HALO Trust Working on Clearing Artsakh of All Mines by 2020

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON — The iconic images of the late Princess Diana walking on a mine field cleared by the HALO Trust in Angola 20 years ago shocked people around the world and put the issue of land mines on the global political map. While that country has been cleared of mines, […]

Azeris Fire Missile into Artsakh

Azeris Fire Missile into Artsakh

STEPANAKERT (RFE/RL) —  One unit of “military defense equipment” of the Karabakh defense army was partially damaged during a guided missile strike launched by Azerbaijani armed forces on Monday, May 15, according to Defense Ministry officials in Yerevan and Stepanakert. In a Facebook post Artsrun Hovannisian, a spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, said the […]

Victory Day, Shushi Liberation Commemorated in Artsakh, Armenia

Victory Day, Shushi Liberation Commemorated in Artsakh, Armenia

STEPANAKERT (Public Radio of Armenia) — President Serzh Sargsyan participated on May 9 in the festive events in Stepanakert and Shushi dedicated to Victory Day, the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Defense Army of Artsakh and liberation of Shushi. This morning, together with the Artsakh authorities, members of the governmental delegation from Armenia, people […]